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Fresno Felon Doesn’t Learn His Lesson, Gets Nearly 6 Years in Federal Pen

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Marquis Leonard Hawkins of Fresno is headed to federal prison for five years and 10 months after his sentencing Monday. (GV Wire File)
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Despite two domestic violence convictions that prohibited him from owning a gun, a 30-year-old Fresno man carried a .38 revolver with him anyway.

Now Marquis Leonard Hawkins is headed to federal prison for five years and 10 months after his sentencing Monday for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a news release.

According to court documents, on March 7, 2019, officers conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Hawkins. During the stop, the officers searched Hawkins and found a loaded .38‑caliber revolver inside his sweatshirt pocket.

The FBI and the Fresno Police Department investigated the case. The prosecutor was assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio.

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